Issachar


Issachar
   Hired (Gen. 30:18). "God hath given me," said Leah, "my hire (Heb. sekhari)...and she called his name Issachar." He was Jacob's ninth son, and was born in Padan-aram (comp. 28:2). He had four sons at the going down into Egypt (46:13; Num. 26:23, 25).
   Issachar, Tribe of, during the journey through the wilderness, along with Judah and Zebulun (Num. 2:5), marched on the east of the tabernacle. This tribe contained 54,400 fighting men when the census was taken at Sinai. After the entrance into the Promised Land, this tribe was one of the six which stood on Gerizim during the ceremony of the blessing and cursing (Deut. 27:12). The allotment of Issachar is described in Josh. 19:17-23. It included the plain of Esdraelon (=Jezreel), which was and still is the richest portion of Palestine (Deut. 33:18, 19; 1 Chr. 12:40).
   The prophetic blessing pronounced by Jacob on Issachar corresponds with that of Moses (Gen. 49:14, 15; comp. Deut. 33:18, 19).

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Issachar — Issachar/Yissachar (Hebrew Name|יִשָּׂשׁכָר|Yissaḫar|Yiśśâḵār| Reward; recompense ) was, according to the Book of Genesis, a son of Jacob and Leah (the fifth son of Leah, and ninth son of Jacob), and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of… …   Wikipedia

  • Issachar — • Ninth son of Jacob, and name of the tribe descended from him Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Issachar     Issachar     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Issachar — (en hébreu : יִשָּׂשׁכָר, « homme de récompense ») est le neuvième fils de Jacob et le cinquième des sept enfants que Léa eut à Paddam Aram. Il est le cinquième des douze fils de Jacob et Léa dans le récit de la Genèse. Léa voyait… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Issachar — m Biblical: name, probably meaning ‘hireling’ in Hebrew, borne by one of the sons of Jacob: ‘And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar’ (Genesis 30: 18). The name is… …   First names dictionary

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  • ISSACHAR — 9. fil. Iacob, 5. ex Lea uxore sua. Gen. c. 30. v. 18. 1. Reg. c. 4. v. 17. Vide Isachar …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Issachar — son of Jacob by Leah (O.T.), name of a biblical tribe of Israel, from Gk. issakhar, from Heb. Yissakhar, probably [Klein] from yesh sakhar there is a reward (Cf. Gen. xxx.18) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Issachar — [is′ə kär΄] n. 1. Jacob s ninth son, whose mother was Leah: Gen. 30:18 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:28 …   English World dictionary

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